Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Research Help

This guide provides information on the different ways you can get research and citation help at the LSC-Montgomery Library.

In-person Research Appointments

In-person Research Consultation Appointments Now Available!

Librarians Can Help You:

  • Understand the resource requirements of your assignment.
  • Plan a research strategy. 
  • Locate resources that meet your assignment needs. 
  • Craft correct citations by helping you locate and apply citation style guidelines. 


In-Person Research & Citation appointments are being provided in the STAR Center (1st Floor, Bldg. F). 

All STAR Center visitors are required to wear a mask. 

Refusal to wear a mask will result in the immediate cancellation of your appointment. Eating is not allowed during appointments. Visitors who are not able to comply with these guidelines are invited to use our robust selection of online services.

To set-up an in-person appointment with a librarian:

Step 1: Go to the appointment page
Click this link to open the STAR Center Appointment Page.

Step 2: Select a Service
Choose “In-Person Research Consultation”
Click on the drop down box to select the type of reference service you need: citation help or research help.

Step 3: Select the Date
Select from the available dates for your reference appointment. Appointments must be made at least 1 hour in advance, and you can schedule up to a month in advance.

Step 4: Select Time
​Select from the available times during the librarian’s reference hours.

Step 5: Continue
​Click on the continue button.

Step 6: Check Information
​Make sure the information in the Appointment Details box is correct. If you need to make changes, select “Change Appointment Details.”

Step 7: Your Details
Enter your first name, last name, email, and student ID number.
What class is this for? (If not for a specific class, enter "None")
Briefly describe the assignment, topic, or research question you wish to discuss.
You also have the option to upload a file to send to the librarian. This could be your assignment description or your list of citations.

Step 8: Confirm Appointment
​If you are ready to make your appointment, click on the button “Confirm Appointment.”
You will receive an email confirming your appointment for your selected day and time.

Please make sure to bring your assignment description or list of citations to the appointment.